The number of COVID-19 positive cases started decreasing in high-risk districts after placing a lockdown, as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 43 more deaths including a senior doctor and 509 new cases of the infectious ailment on Tuesday.
However, cases have come down but mortalities remained the same for two weeks as Covid-19 killed elderly people and those with underlying conditions in the province.
Dr. Noor Islam, a former medical superintendent of tehsil headquarters hospital Takht Bhai in Mardan, died of coronavirus in Peshawar after remaining in isolation for one week, according to a statement issued by Provincial Doctors Association. So far 65 doctors have died of the virus.
Except for Swat and Charsadda, the positivity of Covid-19 swabs has gone down during the past two weeks, according to a report. Abbottabad, which recorded one percent infectivity of swabs two weeks earlier, remains the same.